Yamato 983488 Meteorite

Yamato 983488 Meteorite Quick Facts

  • Name: Yamato 983488
  • Year Discovered: 1998
  • Approximate Recovery Location: Antarctica
  • Precise Recovery Location: (0.0, 0.0)
  • Mass: 84.86 grams
  • Classification: L5
  • Discovery Type: Found
  • Condition: Valid

More Details About the Yamato 983488 Meteorite

The Yamato 983488 meteorite was discovered in 1998. It was recovered in Antarctica (0.0, 0.0). It has a mass of 84.86 grams.

Yamato 983488 is considered a “Valid” meteorite. “Valid” meteorites are typical meteorites with average weathering, while “relict” meteorites are those that have been extremely altered, either due to weathering over time or human intervention.

Yamato 983488’s official classification is L5. The “L5” classification identifies a meteorite as part of the low-iron L group of ordinary chondrites, characterized by moderate-sized chondrules and distinct oxygen isotope ratios. This type 5 meteorite has undergone significant heat metamorphism, resulting in homogenized minerals and less distinct chondrule outlines.

The Yamato 983488 meteorite is a “Found” meteorite. Meteorites are classified as “falls” if they were observed falling and recovered, while “finds” are those discovered later, often weathered by longer exposure to Earth’s environment and without a record of being seen as they fell.

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Last Updated: 1/18/24

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